jalapeno
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Passport To The Black Experience

Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:05 pm

http://blackatlas.com/

American Airlines has a website specifically geared towards African American travelers called the Black Atlas -

At first, I totally thought this was a joke - but it seems that this is for reals! I'm not exactly sure what to think about it, I've never seen anyone attempt this!

Thoughts?
 
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RE: Passport To The Black Experience

Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:55 pm

It's real, for sure. I'm surprised someone has not caused a row about it, tough.
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siromega
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RE: Passport To The Black Experience

Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:18 pm

Don't airline and travel companies have websites towards all sorts of targeted groups? e.g. orbitz.com/gay
 
Sancho99504
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RE: Passport To The Black Experience

Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:21 pm

I think its great. I watched the video and spent some time browsing the site. I think they should make the choosing a destination part of the blackpassport site part of AA.com, it was pretty neat. I don't think there is any reason for anyone to be offended by it. Congrats to AA .
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ilovepabst
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RE: Passport To The Black Experience

Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:21 pm

Quoting Jalapeno (Thread starter):
At first, I totally thought this was a joke - but it seems that this is for reals! I'm not exactly sure what to think about it, I've never seen anyone attempt this!

What's the big deal? There are travel sights for singles, religious groups, gays and probably hundreds of other people with certain affiliations.
 
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RE: Passport To The Black Experience

Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:56 am

Quoting SirOmega (Reply 2):
Don't airline and travel companies have websites towards all sorts of targeted groups? e.g. orbitz.com/gay

They sure do. DL even has a gay music channel on their IFE.

Every year a black organization prints a "Black Pages" telephone book in St. Louis. It is all types of black owned local businesses. My parents, who are white, use it from time to time because they know the business people listed are locally owned and they like to spend their money in town.

Quoting ilovepabst (Reply 4):
What's the big deal? There are travel sights for singles, religious groups, gays and probably hundreds of other people with certain affiliations

I know my union (NEA) has travel stuff.
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jalapeno
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RE: Passport To The Black Experience

Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:16 am

I heard it's one way tickets only....

cause once you go black, you never go back!

  

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